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Medical Billing & Processing Fundamentals

Build real-world medical billing and processing related job skills when you learn how to prepare medical claims, maximize medical expense reimbursement, and troubleshoot denials. This course also teaches you how to verify insurance coverage, physician contract status and manage patient accounts related to referrals and authorizations.

Skills you'll learn:

  • Accurately identify reimbursable services and treatments
  • Identify payer policies and the party responsible for payment
  • Appeal medical claim denials
  • Prepare medical claim forms and process electronic transactions

Key topics:

  • Healthcare practice front-office duties
  • Establishing financial responsibility
  • Medical billing claim analysis

What's included in this course:

  • Self-paced, 100% online
  • 4 Job-ready skills
  • No books or materials needed
  • Finish course in approx. 30 hrs
  • Access to course for 1 year
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 7 Day Satisfaction Guarantee

Course outline

  • Course Overview
    • Getting Started
    • Welcome to Medical Billing and Processing
  • Module 1: Interpretation of Benefits Coverage
    • Module 1: Welcome and Overview
    • Module 1: Quick Clips
    • Module 1: Key Concepts/Big Ideas
    • Module 1: Important Terms and Concepts
    • Module 1: Comprehension Check
    • Module 1: Situated Real-World Practice
    • Module 1: Summative Assessment
    • Module 1: Resources
  • Module 2: Understanding the Medical Language
    • Module 2: Welcome and Overview
    • Module 2: Quick Clips
    • Module 2: Key Concepts/Big Ideas
    • Module 2: Important Terms and Concepts
    • Module 2: Comprehension Check
    • Module 2: Situated Real-World Practice
  • Module 3: Establishing Financial Responsibility
    • Module 3: Welcome and Overview
    • Module 3: Quick Clips
    • Module 3: Key Concepts/Big Ideas
    • Module 3: Important Terms and Concepts
    • Module 3: Comprehension Check
    • Module 3: Situated Real-World Practice
    • Module 3: Summative Assessment
    • Module 3: Resources
  • Module 4: Medical Back Office
    • Module 4: Welcome and Overview
    • Module 4: Quick Clips
    • Module 4: Key Concepts/Big Ideas
    • Module 4: Important Terms and Concepts
    • Module 4: Knowledge Check
    • Module 4: Summative Assessment'
  • Module 5: Claims and Collection Management
    • Module 5: Welcome and Overview
    • Module 5: Quick Clips
    • Module 5: Key Concepts/Big Ideas
    • Module 5: Important Terms and Concepts
    • Module 5: Comprehension Check
    • Module 5: Situated Real-World Practice
    • Module 5: Summative Assessment
    • Module 5: Resources
  • Conclusion
    • Conclusion
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Tools and resources for you to use right away:

  • Abbreviation/Acronym Cheat Sheet

    A PDF that includes a handy list of common abbreviations and acronyms used in medical billing and coding.

  • Dos and Don’ts of Medical Billing and Coding

    A PDF that includes some helpful tips about what to do and what not to do in relation to medical billing and coding.

  • Medical Billing and Coding Tip Sheet

    A PDF that includes quick steps for ICD-10 and CPT coding, as well as a list of some commonly used codes.

Showcase your achievement

Share your Certificate of Completion and Professional Development Badge by uploading them to your social media profiles, such as LinkedIn® * , when you’ve successfully completed your course with a score of 85% or higher.

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Frequently asked questions

The Medical Billing & Processing Fundamentals course could be the right course for you if you have an interest in learning how to interpret benefits coverage. This course could possibly help you grow your career in the non-clinical healthcare field.

Purchasing the Medical Billing & Processing Fundamentals course is a great first step in growing your medical coding and claims analysis skills. You should purchase this course if you're interested in learning how to appropriately assign medical codes.

Everyone is welcome to take our Medical Billing & Processing Fundamentals professional development course. No application is necessary.

All skills and levels are welcome to take our Medical Billing & Processing Fundamentals professional development non-credit course. There are no prerequisites for this course.

This course helps prepare you to test for Certified Billing & Coding Specialist, (CBCS). This course is not endorsed by the National Heathcareer Association.

Our Medical Billing & Processing Fundamentals course has five modules comprised of subjects like “EMR structure and function.” Each module has a knowledge check and brief assessment to validate your skills. You can expect the course to take about 30 hours, and all courses are 100% online and self-paced.


A course covers one subject and an average of 4 job-ready skills. Select courses help prepare you to test for one industry certification exam.


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